Goodwill Hunting is a fascinating data-driven exploration of trends at the thriftstore chain’s online shop. It is quite exhaustive, breaking down regional trends, brands, prices and much else besides in a panoply of gorgeous interactive charts. Given that Goodwill deletes sold items and doesn’t provide an API, it’s an amazing work of data journalism.
Basically, after finding that data of old listings aren’t available on the Goodwill website, I went rogue. I set up a script on my computer to crawl through sale item pages on the Goodwill website item id by item id and checked the page name and description to see if it was a women’s top. This was a slow process, but I wasn’t interested in overwhelming the Goodwill website, and, again, there is no real pressing need for statistics on Goodwill sales.
This apparel company is ON IT. They’ve shipped a matching mask with each of their tops. This photo was taken in Be’er Sheva, Israel, but I believe that “LOOK” is an American brand. A quick search reveals that match-matchy masks are a popular 2020 fashion trend. photo by Bruria Efune, used with permission
Romanian Cobbler Grigore Lup noticed that people weren’t following the rules of social distancing at his local market, so he decided to make long-nosed shoes as a response. His Euro size 75 shoes are specifically designed to keep people apart, “If two people wearing these shoes were facing each other, there would be almost one-and-a-half […]
Covid-19 takes no prisoners, and North Safari Sapporo in Japan’s northernmost prefecture is no exception. Scott Wilson reported for SoraNews 24 that mandatory shutdowns have forced the animal park to get creative, so the zoo started a crowd funding campaign offering incentives such as earrings made from skin shed by their snakes and feathers dropped by […]
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